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Notice CPD-22-03: Applying to be a High Performing Community (HPC)


Date Published: January 2022


This Notice supersedes Notice CPD-18-06.

HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR part 578 govern the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, authorized by Subtitle C of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11301, et seq. (the Act). For each Fiscal Year (FY), HUD requires each CoC-designated Collaborative Applicant to register in advance of applying for funding available under the FY CoC Program Competition. Collaborative Applicants must complete the registration in accordance with the CoC Program Registration Notice, using e-snaps, a web-based portal accessible at https://esnaps.hud.gov/. A copy of the CoC Program Registration Notice may be found on the CoC Competition webpage. As part of registration, Collaborative Applicants for CoCs that wish to obtain HPC designation, must apply during registration.

This Notice provides Collaborative Applicants the information necessary to understand and complete the HPC forms available as part of the annual CoC Program Registration process for CoCs that want to apply for this designation. This Notice supersedes Notice CPD-18-06. It also announces that resources concerning the CoC Program Registration and HPC designation process will be hosted on the CoC Competition webpage, and replaces the HUD Exchange Ask a Question platform for a HUD mailbox to which questions must be submitted.

HUD strongly recommends referring to the CoC Program rule (24 CFR part 578) for the CoC Program requirements associated with HPC designation, particularly 24 CFR 578.7(a)(9)(vi), 24 CFR 578.73(a) and (c), and 24 CFR 578.65 through 24 CFR 578.71. Collaborative Applicants request HPC designation during the annual FY CoC Program Registration process to allow the CoC to use CoC Program funds as permitted in 24 CFR part 578.71 and widen the scope of acceptable matching contributions under 24 CFR 578.73. Any CoC that receives HPC designation during the annual FY CoC Program Registration process can submit project application(s) for the additional use of CoC Program funds to provide housing relocation and stabilization services and short- and medium-term rental assistance to individuals and families at risk of homelessness per 24 CFR 578.71, if necessary to prevent the individual or family from becoming homeless.

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